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Living Car Free Do you live car free or car light? Do you prefer to use alternative transportation (bicycles, walking, other human-powered or public transportation) for everyday activities whenever possible? Discuss your lifestyle here.

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Old 09-10-06, 08:44 PM   #1
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Grocery Getter

Looks a little home-made on the attachments, but what a great idea: The Grocery Getter.

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Yes its made out of an old shopping cart. It's a simple design that works. The bike is also for sale but for an additional 25.
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Old 09-10-06, 08:48 PM   #2
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heck yeah, looks functional to me.
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Old 09-10-06, 09:09 PM   #3
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You carfree folk are very very clever.
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Old 09-10-06, 11:01 PM   #4
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That is so cool. I've seen some ingenious designs around town from the local bicycle homeless, but nothing this slick looking.
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That looks like a pretty neat set up. Another thing people can do is rig up a mechanism to tow a regular folding grocery cart that you can buy at any department store. If you live in an apartment (where storage space is a real problem) and you don't have to go far to get groceries this can work very well. I rigged up my grocery cart behind my Mongoose by attaching a ring in the hole of the rear rack with a chain snap. Most of the weight was taken by the wheels of the cart so the strain on the bike was minimal. The biggest drawback was that my speed was limited and I needed to have a route with comparatively smooth pavement. It looked a little ridiculous but it worked.
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Another thing people can do is rig up a mechanism to tow a regular folding grocery cart that you can buy at any department store..
You mean the Traileron.

http://www.traileron.com
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Looks a little home-made on the attachments, but what a great idea: The Grocery Getter.
The only problem I see with this is that it's made from a stolen shopping cart.
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Old 09-11-06, 10:35 AM   #8
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The only problem I see with this is that it's made from a stolen shopping cart.
Quick to assume are we... Who said it was stolen?

I like it, looks good.
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think of the possibilities...
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The only problem I see with this is that it's made from a stolen shopping cart.
Maybe I can sell a couple of mine...I bought them at a bankruptcy auction

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Finally I've found something to do with all my old forks laying around....I love it.
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You mean the Traileron.

http://www.traileron.com

Something like that but I just raided my local Canadian Tire store and threw it together myself. Looks like a good little gizmo though.
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